Friday, July 20, 2012

The Very First Time

Yesterday was the first time that I have ever been groomed in my entire 4.5 month old life!
Why the heck did I ever sign up to be an Airedale?
These are my before and after shots~ 
 Mom tried so hard to get me to stand and to sit and to not lay on the table and I just wasn't buying any of it - not even with treats.  I just wanted it to be over asap!
 My puppy fur is in that plastic bag and I feel so naked!  I weighed 33 pounds before groomies. I wonder how much I weigh now?
What will I do when Mitch comes home and sees me looking like this?
Mom says that when angel Maggie got groomed, she was energized and she acted like a nut case and raced around the house happy as a lark.  And she says that Mitch acts the same way.  He races all over the house and he's out of control because he's so happy to be so much cooler.
I'm tired!  I thought grooming was very stressful and mom tells me that we'll be doing it again and again and again throughout my entire life.

Awwwwww, I knew you would feel for me, Mitch.

Mitch is so easy-going. I love my brother and I love to bite him!

** Mom has since chatted with Miss Elaine and she said that I could have been afraid of the noise of the clippers so we'll do better next time, right mom!**

Love ya lots,


Unknown said...

Molly I just got a hair cut too and it took 3 hours of patience trying not to stress me out and all the treats I got was nothing to do with why it took so long???? Looking good Molly and Mitch seemed to think so too. Happy Friday to you all.
Best wishes Molly

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Molly - the first furs-cut is the introduction of MANY MANY more to come.... even in winter....had a winter furs cut on Monday because the peeps said I looked like a "wooki" and not a schnauzer anymore! The cheek!!

I used to really hate having my face and head cut... but I am much better at coping now.

You'll get used to it!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

Finn said...

Aw, it ain't so bad, and it rarely happens too! Finn doesn't like it either - I think it's the crating, the noise, the everything. Have a good weekend!

Susie said...

It's obviously haircut time for all little Airedales. Treacle went this week too! I am always amazed how all Airedales look alike! Susie x

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Mitch is SUCH a great broFUR!

I do think this khalls fur ice khream!

PeeEssWoo: Woo look sooooo pawesome!

Unknown said...

I sorry u were skeered. I don't like haircuts either. At least we get lots of pettings after that. :)

Dexter said...

Miss Molly,
Maybe your mom will let you get fuzzy in the winter and give you a break. I agree that the clipper sound can be a bit intimidating. ZZZZZ!


3 doxies said...

Sat is da most incredibly sweet foto of Mitch huggin' you. He is such a good brudder to you.

Dat noise would skeere me too but I knows you'll get used to it...maybe by da 6th or 10th groomin' session...hehehe.


Gus said...

Dear Miss Molly and Mom...we think the results are wonderful. Me and Teka love our spa days, even when they happen at home. With the weather this hot, I like to try to get into the shower or the tub with the muzzer, maybe you would enjoy that too.


Martha said...

Oh poor Molly, we are sorry you were scared although we would have been too!
They say you have to suffer to be beautiful but we think both the before and the after pics are very beautiful.
We are so glad Mitch was there to offer a comforting paw - sure it wont be as bad next time!!!
Much love and sympathies
Martha & Bailey xxx

Cowspotdog said...

Well look at you Miss Molly - you be looking right a right royal dale now and so pretty. All that black furs you had on your face as a real young un has disappeared and now you are all beautifully tanned.

Sue said...

You look wonderful. We don't like to stand still for all the trimming, but we sure feel great afterwards. We run faster and glide thru the water after our haircuts.
Morgan, Sebastian (who has never had a haircut) and the Porties

Fred said...

You look bootyfull! But I think you might only weigh about 10 pounds now. :P
I don't like the clippers either, so Old Girl just uses plain scissors on me. It takes longer, but I am much calmer.

SissySees said...

Beautiful girl! You and Mitch are both so handsome.

Maggie Mae and Max said...


We has been away fur a while cuz we did not know dat you was even here Molly! So nice to finally meets you!
We is Maggie Mae and Max. Your brudder Mitch is one of our bestest furiends and I can tell dat you and him gets along great just like me and my brudder Max. I know dat we is gonna becomes good furiends too.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

Val said...

You are one beautiful looking pup. Sorry that is was so scary, next time it will be better. Nice to have a big bro you can bite on!! HAve a great weekend.

Millie and Walter said...

Your new look is beautiful (not that you weren't beautiful before). I'm sure you will get used to the grooming after a while.


Mollie said...

Yooo's bald Molly!! Only jokin wiff ya, yooo's looks great :) Yooo's so luckies to have such a luv-in bruv! :)
Big Hugs Mollie xx

How Sam Sees It said...

BOL - I trim my Mom's yorkie and it wears me out!


Anonymous said...

Aww.. but you look so cute after your grooming session!


Kari in Alaska said...

You look so cute

Stop on by for a visit

Ruby said...

Oh, Molly, you will learn ~ being an Airedale chick is such HARD work!!!! I'm not a big fan of gettin' clipped, but it sure feels good afterwards! Might I say ~ your Moms did a FAB job on you!!! (Mom still hasn't gotten my ears right yet ~ I just move too much!)



Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I know that the HUG that Mitch gave you.. made it all better Molly.

Sweet William The Scot said...

It is sad to see the puppy fur go ~ sort of your passage into being an adult airedale. Glad you have Mitch to comfort you.
Sweet William The Scot

Duncan said...

Not to worry Molly ... it's gets easier to take every time!!!

The Army of Four said...

That was mighty sweet of Mitch to hug you, Molly. You've got one wonderful big brother there!

Reuben said...

You is looking quite lovely, but I no would want to does that grooming thing either! *shudder* I bet there was even waters involved!

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

I've only been groomed once, it was a short session just to get used it the whole caper.
I was pretty good, but I didn't like being blow dried after the bath bit.

My human keeps saying I need another touch up... hmmm...

Berts Blog said...

Dear Molly, sorry, but I think your gonna have to get used to it. I hate my weekly baths, but I really like my groomer so I am really good for her, but I still hate it. Hang in there Molly


Shawn said...

Good Golly, Miss first furcut!!!!! You are a big girl now and will soon think of furcut day as Spa Day..just relax and enjoy all the attenshion!!

You furiend,

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

You look marvelous!!! Love the hug pictures. So precious!

Jack & Moo said...

Well, sweetie, you do look awfully cute with your new "do"! Awwww, Mitch is such a good big brother!

jack & moo

Two French Bulldogs said...

You look as beautiful as ever
Benny & Lily


Oh Molly your new hair-doo looks fabulous!!!

Lot's of licks,

Bug & Bandit

Finn said...

I have short furs, so i have never been to the groomers. Mum just bathes me herself. I would be scared of the noises too, but you look great!

Angus said...

Groomed ? Mitch - you have our sympathy.

parlance said...

Molly, you will soon realise it's worth the trouble to be so cool and comfortable.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Sue my computer is very unhappy today.
I didn't go to the farmers market this morning b/c you know why!!!
I have spent almost a hour trying to get my email opened. It will not open.
Going to try again. What I am doing is

bichonpawz said...

We are very familiar with the whole grooming process...not that we like it, just that is necessary. You will get used to it...eventually! You do look really cute!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Niamh said...

So sorry that you had to undergo all that dog grooming torture with the evil implements Molly. I have learned to tolerate, but not like, being groomed.

Ambrose, who must be insane, actually seems to enjoy it. Barbara got him used to the clippers very gradually. First they weren't even turned on and she would just rest the clippers against him and he would get string cheese. Other times she would turn them on but keep them far away from him and give more cheese. This took several short sessions. Then she rested the clippers against him and turned it on while he got to lick peanut butter off of a spoon!!! He just sits there when she clips his head, ears and neck.

Your friend,

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We don't have to have our furs trimmed except for between our pads, Molly, but we sure don't like being brushed for a long time. Just short quick spurts.

Maybe Mom could smear some peanut butter on her grooming table to keep you busy while she works on you. You do look quite lovely.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Sherry said...

Airedale grooming is the reason why some people switch from Airedales to Border Terriers but we're still all-ADT here!

Wyatt said...

Oooo poor's not so bad. You sure do look pretty and you will be feeling good with your new summer Aire-Do!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Ziggy Stardust said...

Molly, you look so grown up with your haircut. I don't like haircuts either, but I do the crazy running around thing cause I feel lighter like Mitch and Angel Maggie. Mitch is such a good brother, he got Mommy all choked up, when he was holding you. You are a sweety cutie pie Molly and I am glad we are pals.

Loveys Sasha

Kess And Her Mama said...

Molly, you look really pretty after the grooming session, not that you weren't pretty before :-)

Stardust said...

Molly, you are the winner of any beauty contest, after all that grooming, so start loving yourself now! I like you both ways anyway.

The last 3 pictures wet my eyes, Mitch you've grown so much a loving bro! :)

snoopydogknits said...

Awww! Bless your heart Maggie. It's such a good job that you have a kind and caring brother to comfort you! I have to say, you look very smart! Ros

julee said...

I get really tired too from grooming. My mom tries to be very quiet and NOT TALK to the groomer....because he stops trimming me and talks to her...takes 2 hours!

But I always look good. Just like you! You look beautiful! Your coat is so lovely and black.


Nancy said...

Molly, I think you look beautiful with your new clip. You looked cute before but now you are both cute and beautiful. I love getting a clip. I love having the clippers run over my back and sides. The only parts I don't like are the detail parts (and there are plenty of them!). I hope you like your next clip better.

Teddy Bear said...

Great job, Molly. You look beautiful.:) We've never had haircuts before but we bet you feel great and so refreshing.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

The Black and Tans. said...

Molly you look a very pretty girl now all your furs have been trimmed. Try to think of grooming days as special one to one times with Mum.

You will get used to it..... honest!

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie